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The Rebels Soccer Club made their official entrance into the 2013 USA Cup during the July 16 Opening Ceremonies at the National Sports Center in Blaine. The tournament, which ran from July 12 through July 20, drew over 1,000 teams to Blaine this summer. (Sun staff photo by Jason Olson)

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Legion team off to 13-3 start The tractor had come to rest near third base after Champlin Park American Legion baseball coach Mike Loberg had finished dragging a field his team had just used to push its record a full 10 games over the .500 mark. Frankly, there wasn’t much work that needed to be [...]

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I first met Janet Benz seven years ago. Her heart was crushed, but she was intent on picking up the pieces and turning them into something good. At the time, her loss was one that none of us can truly fathom. Even now, we still can’t. Benz’s son Christopher had decided to take his own [...]

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The Champlin Rebels soccer club U10 boys took in their first USA Cup experience by participating in the U10 boys jamboree July 12 during the weekend tournament of the USA Cup. The entire event was scheduled to run through July 20. (Sun staff photo’s by Nick Clark)

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Champlin Park senior played in June 29 all star game As he slowly walked off the football field at Wayzata High School late last fall, Andrew Ziegler thought it was over. For the better part of five years, this is what Ziegler and his core of teammates at Champlin Park had dreamed of. A playoff [...]

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Over 150 players took part last week at Cooper Jeff Robinson stood up in front of over 100 sets of watchful eyes and asked a question that, in one breath, had everything and nothing to do with football. “How much water did you drink this morning?” The answers, as he expected them to, varied. The [...]

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Their options were limited, to say the least for the Champlin Park girls lacrosse team. Roll over and pack it in for the summer, or respond like the state tournament team they had become. The Rebels were making their state tournament debut opposite of top-seeded Eden Prairie June 11, and it produced an outcome most [...]

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The call came quick for Emmanuel Egbujor, much like it has in almost every track meet the Champlin Park senior has participated in this summer. As usual, he answered. Only this time, in the midst of a June 7 and 8 Class AA state track and field meet stocked full of elite sprinters, Egbujor answered [...]

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